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Transportation businesses face a host of dynamic risk issues that can significantly impact their financial and operational health. The news in this category focuses on the latest safety and security initiatives, resources and regulations and addresses topics that include fleet safety, claims administration, driver hiring and retention, risk management and compliance.

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Keeping Up With the ‘Hands’ of Time

The notion of being a “hands-on” worker still carries weight in professional circles. Increasingly, though, some of the things that once were decidedly “hands-on” are becoming much more “hands-off” thanks to the march of technological innovation.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2019
Business, Safety

Drug Positivity Rate in US General Workforce Hit 14-Year High in 2018

Drug Positivity Rate A hair sample is tested at Quest Diagnostics. (DrugTestingTV via YouTube)

The rate of U.S. general workforce drug positivity hit a 14-year high in 2018, according to a new drug testing analysis released April 11 by Quest Diagnostics.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Prognostics Takes Shape as the Future of Truck Repair

Dart Transit truck Dart Transit

Condition-based maintenance is coming to commercial vehicles, and bringing with it transformative possibilities to expand real-time operational insights, foster an improved warranty process and, perhaps, accelerate sales of replacement parts, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FHWA Grant Supports Truck Parking Project Along I-10

1-10 in Houston 1-10 in Houston by Shutterstock

The Federal Highway Administration has awarded the Texas Department of Transportation nearly $7 million to fund a truck parking availability system along Interstate 10 in four states.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Digital Dashboard Cameras Gaining Truckers' Acceptance

Dashboard Cameras A KeepTruckin dashboard camera is installed. (KeepTruckin via YouTube)

As digital technology in trucking grows, so, too, do the ways it can be combined.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Spring Blizzard Set to Strike Great Plains, Midwest

Chicago Downtown Chicago after a snowfall this winter. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

A potentially record-breaking storm is squeezing the warmth from spring as it brings snow and howling winds across the Great Plains and threatens to flood rivers from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
April 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Boosting Safety a Priority for Next Highway Bill, House Democrats Say

Highway Bill Rep. Peter DeFazio speaks during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Enhancing safety programs with the goal of reducing roadway and pedestrian fatalities nationwide will be a priority for lawmakers writing the next highway policy bill, the top transportation authorizer in the U.S. House of Representatives said April 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

ATRI Launches Online Survey on Truck Parking

Truck Parking A truck pulls out of a parking space. (iStock)

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched an online survey to collect input from drivers on their preferences regarding data formats and delivery systems of truck parking availability information.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota DOT Leaders Urge Caution as Construction Season Begins

Minnesota road sign Tony Webster/Flickr

Minnesota Department of Transportation officials urged freight haulers and motorists to know their routes and allow extra time for trips as the agency starts work on 221 projects this construction season.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Petitions FMCSA to Drop Rear Underride Guard Label Requirement

FMCSA A Stoughton Trailers rear impact guard. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has petitioned federal regulators to eliminate a requirement that manufacturer certification stickers be on truck and trailer rear underride guards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2019

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